What is Makaton?

Makaton is where individuals use signs and symbols to communicate. It is designed to support the development of the spoken language. Using signs can help children who have no speech or whose speech is unclear.

Makaton is a visual way of developing communication skills, which helps stimulate sounds and words. By using Makaton this will encourage language development such as putting words together. It is flexible as it can be adapted to the individual’s needs and used at a level that is suitable for them.

At Lime Tree Nursery we encourage our children to use Makaton as we believe that this is a perfect way for our younger children who may have limited speech to express themselves and communicate what they want, think or how they feel.